Israel strikes Iranian targets near Damascus

An Israeli drone refueling in an Israeli military airport south of the Golan Heights. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

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Seven people were killed in an airstrike reportedly launched by the Israeli military in the Damascus area on Thursday night, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syrian air defenses downed several missiles coming across Israel’s Golan Heights before they hit their targets in the capital, Damascus, Syrian state television said on Thursday. The attack was allegedly targeting Iranian ammunition depots in the city.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Army Radio on Wednesday that Israel would not allow Iran to gain a foothold along the northern border, pointing out that Israel has conducted “countless” attacks to prevent this.

Last week, SANA reported that Israel had attacked military targets in western Damascus. According to the Syrian Human Rights Organization, missiles have been launched at bases and positions of the Syrian army and pro-Iranian militias. It was also reported that 23 people were killed in the attack last week, including pro-Iranian militiamen.

Read more via The Jerusalem Post/ Reuters

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